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Blah blah blah. I don't think Ryanair can be taken seriously anymore. They've said this kind of think so many times met with inaction or even followed by expansion.
I was going to say much the same as you. It wasn't so long ago that Ryanair had virtually written off any growth in the UK because of the spectre of Brexit. That threat didn't last long.
 

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I was going to say much the same as you. It wasn't so long ago that Ryanair had virtually written off any growth in the UK because of the spectre of Brexit. That threat didn't last long.
Personally I think they sometimes use things like this as an excuse to pull flights that aren't performing anyway. It's easy to blame strikes, airport fees or one thing or another than to just say, do you know what, that base just doesn't perform well.
 

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Blah blah blah. I don't think Ryanair can be taken seriously anymore. They've said this kind of think so many times met with inaction or even followed by expansion.
They'll probably have a massive expansion in those countries! Lol
 

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Interesting video about Ryanair and the effect they've had on the airline industry.
 

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Lates changes to their ever changing baggage policy.

They have now said that the new policy will not apply to the 2million passengers who had booked prior to August 31st and any of them (50,000) who had since stumped up for priority boarding will be refunded.

They are spinning this as part of their policy of ever reducing fares when actually they were facing the possibility of a class action regarding the imposition of a compulsory retrospective charge being applied to existing bookings and presumably the legal eagles have told them that they would lose.
 

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Lates changes to their ever changing baggage policy.

They have now said that the new policy will not apply to the 2million passengers who had booked prior to August 31st and any of them (50,000) who had since stumped up for priority boarding will be refunded.

They are spinning this as part of their policy of ever reducing fares when actually they were facing the possibility of a class action regarding the imposition of a compulsory retrospective charge being applied to existing bookings and presumably the legal eagles have told them that they would lose.
I am flying with them a week today, received an email saying I can take a small bag in with me, that MUST go u see seat in front, plus a bag that will be taken at the steps and put in hold. I'm only taking a rucksack so will see what happens.
 

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You'll probably be O.K.Carl, we are flying with them on the 26th under the old rules so our luggage will be taken at the gate and put in the hold. The original older system of take your 10kg bag to the gate and if too many turned up it was put in the hold all in the ticket price, simple easy and effective.You still had small cabin bag but as usual the bean couners win.

Have a good trip.
 

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Ryanair to cancel nearly 200 flights in latest strike action

https://www.theguardian.com/busines...r-cancel-190-flights-cabin-crew-strike-action

Ryanair is cancelling 190 flights this Friday as a result of industrial action by cabin staff based in Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, Italy and Germany. Affected passengers have been told but Ryanair is yet to publish a list of the flights to be cancelled, although some will involve UK routes.
 

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Ryanair will open 2 new bases in France at Bordeaux and Marseille each with 2 based aircraft.
Bordeaux will get 16 new routes. Bari, Cologne Bonn, Copenhagen, Dublin, Fez, Krakow, Manchester, Marrakesh, Marseille, Mykonos, Nantes, Naples, Ouarzazte, Tangier, Valencia and Venice Treviso.
Marseille will get 11 new routes. Agadir, Alicante, Bologna, Bordeaux, Bucharest, Budapest, Manchester, Naples, Ouarzazte, Prague and Warsaw.
https://corporate.ryanair.com/news/ryanair-to-open-2-new-french-bases-at-bordeaux-marseille/
 

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https://www.independent.co.uk/trave...ice-aggressive-passengers-crime-a8596046.html

We don't seem to have discussed this disgraceful incident which occured whilst the aircraft was on the ground at Barcelona. The video embedded within the linked report - a video that has been the subject of endless media comment this weekend - shows a male passenger behaving aggressively towards a fellow passenger, apparently because of her colour.

I don't know if the cabin staff member who was trying to calm things down was the senior on board. On the face of it the captain should have been informed - perhaps he/she was - as the behaviour of the male must surely have given rise to concerns about his possible later behaviour on the flight, not to mention the intimidation and disgusting language the man used towards his fellow passenger.

The aircraft flew to Stansted and the Essex Police is reportedly investigating, but there are serious dubts as to whether the UK has the jurisdiction and thus the legal power to prosecute should such a step be considered appropriate.

For the moment Ryanair is making no comment as the police are investigating.
 

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Better news.

November passengers numbers up11% year on year as the juggernaut we love to hate or should it be hate to love rolls on.
Following settlements with Spanish, Portuguese and Italian crews they have now reached preliminary agreement with German crew so appear to be getting that issue sorted.
 

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CAA taking legal action against Ryanair

on account of the airline's refusal to pay compensation to passengers for delayed or cancelled flights following industrial action by Ryanair crews. Ryanair claims the action amounted to 'extraordinary circumstances' and it is not liable to pay compensation.

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/mo...unches-legal-action-over-compensation-claims/
It will be interesting as to whether, or not, it actually gets to court. O`Leary is a busted flush within Ryanair at the moment and wiser, or less stubborn, heads are prevailing. Indeed they are presently casting their net for a new CEO.If it does get as far as the court there will be some fascinating legal arguments from both sides..the outcome of which I would`nt want to predict.
 

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